Echoes of Tallaght Strategy as FF sees its support seep away

Echoes of Tallaght Strategy as FF sees its support seep away

As a bitter reward for extending the confidence and supply deal, Micheál Martin could suffer a similar fate to Alan Dukes 30 years ago

The last party leader to support a government in the “national interest” was Alan Dukes of Fine Gael, more than three decades ago. He came up with the so-called Tallaght Strategy in 1987, which saw him and his party prop up a minority Fianna Fáil government in return for it delivering reforms to rescue the economy.

Dukes is still a respected visitor to Leinster House, but he was never thanked by the electorate for his...

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